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ERIC Number: EJ1201183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
A Meta-Summary of Qualitative Findings about STEM Education
Kanadli, Sedat
International Journal of Instruction, v12 n1 p959-976 Jan 2019
The purpose of this meta-summary study is to determine the preponderance findings about the contribution of STEM education to the dimensions of the science curriculum and the learning-teaching process, its limitations and applicability by bringing together the studies that examine the views of teachers and students participating on STEM education. For this purpose, 22 research reports collected according to particular criteria from the literature were included in this meta-summary study. The frequency effect sizes of the data of the research reports were calculated and the frequency effect size was reported to be higher than 15%. As a result of the meta-summary study, 31 expressions were conceptualized under the themes of (i) the contribution of STEM education to knowledge, skills and affective dimension, (ii) contribution of STEM education to Science-Engineering-Technology-Society-Environment context, (iii) contribution of STEM education to learning-teaching process and (iv) the limitations and the recommendations on applicability of STEM education. It was determined that the most important contributions of the STEM education to science curriculum dimensions were as following: (i) appropriate for physics subjects, (ii) developing life skills, (iii) attracting the attention of the students, (iv) creating career awareness and (v) learning by fun.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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